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Discounts for open access publishing fees

When publishing your research in an open access journal or using the open access option in a subscription-based journal, you often have to pay a publication fee known as the article processing charge (APC). Umeå University researchers are eligible for a range of full or partial discounts on APCs, through agreements between the Library and various publishers.

Keep in mind

  • Generally, the discount only applies when the corresponding author is affiliated with Umeå University.
  • Make sure to state your affiliation with (a department at) Umeå University.
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University.
  • For some of the agreements, you must request that the Umeå University discount is applied.

Please note that the agreements only covers the APCs (Article Processing Charge), not additional costs such as color figures etc. 

APC discount agreements, 2020

ACS (American Chemical Society)

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in both hybrid and open access journals from ACS. The agreement covers APCs for a limited number of publications per year following the principle of first come, first served, for researchers affiliated to Swedish higher education institutions participating in the agreement, among them Umeå University. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at the Library before your article is published.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • In order to be eligible for the agreement, the manuscript must have been submitted after 1 January 2020.
  • Please contact the team for "Publishing, theses and research data", via the contact form, if you have an article in process which has been submitted before 2020-01-01

Contact the Library

ACS Journal List

APS(American Physical Society)

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in all journals, including open access journals, with exception of the journal Reviews of Modern Physics. APCs have already been paid through an agreement between the Library and American Physical Society.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University

More information regarding the agreement and procedures will come soon.

APS list of journals

Bioscientifica 

Umeå University researchers receive a 50 % discount on APCs when publishing open access in the Bioscientifica 5-journal package.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

Bioscientifica

Journals included in the agreement:

Journal of Endocrinology

Journal of Molecular Endocrinology

Endocrine-Related Cancer

European Journal of Endocrinology

Reproduction

Cambridge University Press

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in both hybrid* and open access journals from Cambridge University Press. APCs have already been paid through an agreement between the Library and Cambridge University Press. The agreement includes approximately 300 hybrid journals and 30 open access journals. 

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • State Umeå University under ”Affiliation Discount” in connection to paying through RightsLink

Step-by-step guide for authors publishing open access in Cambridge Journals

OA agreement for Swedish authors

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence-based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

Elsevier

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Science Direct Freedom Collection, Cell Press and all open access journals. APCs have already been paid through an agreement between the University Library and Elsevier. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at the Library before publication.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article.
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University.
  • The hybrid journals in the Lancet Journal Family, The Lancet, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Neurology and Lancet Oncology are not included in the agreement with free APCs.
  • In order to be eligible for the agreement, the manuscript must have been submitted after 1 January 2020.

Elsevier list of journals

Frontiers 

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Frontiers open access journals. APCs have already been paid by the Library. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at the University Library before your article is published.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Select “Umea University” as member institution/institutional payer in the invoice section when submitting an article

Frontiers journals

Inderscience 

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a 20% discount on APCs when publishing open access in Inderscience journals.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

Open access at Inderscience

Inderscience list of journals

IOP (Institute of Physics) 

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in IOP’s hybrid journals*. Through an agreement between the publisher and the Library, APCs will be subtracted from the subscription costs. Therefore, the Library is currently covering the APCs. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at the Library before your article is published. 

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Only for IOP’s hybrid journals (Offset titles)

IOP Publishing Support, Researchers from Sweden

IPO List of Journals

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

IOS Press 

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a set discount of €1 200 on APCs when publishing open access.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Discount covers all IOS Press journals

Open Library® – IOS Press’ open access option

IOS Press List of Journals

Karger

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Kargers hybrid* and OA journals. APCs have already been paid by the Library through an agreement between the Library and Karger.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

Karger open access

Karger List of Journals

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

Mark Allen Healthcare 

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost in several journals included in Mark Allen Healthcare. APCs have already been paid through an agreement between the Library and Mark Allen Healthcare. The publication agreement is valid for journals that offer an open access option. 

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • The author has to use a token code in place of paying for publishing 
  • Contact the team for Publishing and Scholarly services in order to get a token code

Contact Publishing and Scholarly services

Mark Allen Healthcare

How to use your BIBSAM Open Access promotion code for MA Healthcare publications

Mark Allen List of Journals

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) 

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a 10% discount on APCs when publishing in MDPIs journals.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

MDPI Journal List

MDPI Institutional Open Access Program

Oxford University Press

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Oxford University Press hybrid journals*. The agreement covers APCs for a limited number of publications per year following the principle of first come, first served, for researchers affiliated to Swedish higher education institutions participating in the agreement, among them Umeå University. Approximately 300 hybrid journals are included in the agreement, see link to list below. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at the Library before your article is published.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University

When your article has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press, you should:

  • Log in to “Author Services” (you will receive a link from Oxford when your article has been accepted)
  • Choose and approve an open access license (CC BY, f.ex) under “Manuscript Licenses”
  • On the page “Publishing Charges for Your Article”, select “Swedish Universities (Bibsam Affiliated)" from the dropdown list under “Open Access Prepayment Account”

Step-by-step-instructions from Oxford University Press can be found on the web page Combined OA and Subscription Deals for Swedish Universities, see link 

Combined OA and Subscription deals for Swedish Universities

 Oxford University Press List of Journals

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) 

Umeå University researchers are eligible for a discounted APC of $1,150 (compared to the regular fee of $1,500).

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

PNAS open access 

Royal Society

The Library is a member of the Royal Society Open Access Programme. Due to this membership, researchers at Umeå University get a 25% discount on the APC when publishing open access in Royal Society's journals.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Author must request that the discount is deducted from the price

Journals from the Royal Society:

  • Biology Letters
  • Interface Focus
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • Open Biology (open access)
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • Royal Society Open Science (open access)

Royal Society - open access publishing

RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) Read & Publish

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in hybrid journals* from RSC. APCs have already been paid through an agreement between the Library and the Royal Society of Chemistry.   

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Only for hybrid journals from RSC

RSC open access 

RSC List of Journals

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

RSM (Royal Society of Medicine)

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Royal Society of Medicines hybrid journals. The agreement gives a 20% discount on publishing in Royal Society of Medicines OA journals.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University 
  • To be eligible, your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2020

Hybrid journals

Researchers publishing in the hybrid journals will receive an email with a request to go to the publication system SOAP (Sage Open Access Portal). Please follow the instructions on the web page, no token code is needed.

Open access journals

Researchers publishing in the OA journals shall use the RightsLink Author Portal.

  • The author has to use a token code in place of paying for publishing. Please contact the library to get a token code.

Contact Publishing and Scholarly services

RSM List of Journals

SAGE

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in SAGE hybrid journals “SAGE Choice”, with an exception for 12 journals. APCs have already been paid through an agreement between the Library and SAGE. The agreement also gives 20 % discount for publishing in SAGEs OA journals.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • To be eligible, your manuscript must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2020

Hybrid journals

Researchers publishing in the hybrid journals will receive an email with a request to go to the publication system SOAP (Sage Open Access Portal). Please follow the instructions on the web page, no token code is needed.

SAGE Premiere 2020 Journal List, Hybrid Journals

Journals that do NOT participate in SAGE Choice 2020

Open access journals

Researchers publishing in the OA journals shall use the RightsLink Author Portal. (Some journals do not use Rights Link. In these cases the author must contact apcqueries@Publisherpub.co.uk and ask for the discount).

  • The author has to use a token code in place of paying to get the discount. Please contact the Library to get a token code.

Contact Publishing and Scholarly services

SAGE Premiere 2020 Journal List, Open Access Journals

SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) 

Due to financing via SCOAP3 the central journals in high-energy physics are now converted, or will in a few cases be converted, to open access journals. Researchers can therefore publish without cost in the 11 journals included in the project. All articles will be published open access under Creative Commons CC-BY-licences. Find more information under "Author guidelines" for each journal in the journal list below. 

Journals included in SCOAP3 

Springer Compact 

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Springer Nature hybrid journals*. An agreement between the publisher and the Library covers the APC. Once your article has been accepted for publication, you will be asked to confirm your institutional affiliation on Springers publishing platform. Based on the information you provide, Springer sends a request to the Library to check eligibility, and the team for Publishing and Scholarly Services will verify your affiliation before publication. 

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Types of articles included in the agreement: Original Papers, Review Papers, Brief Communications and Continuous Education
  • Only applies to Springer’s hybrid journals ”Open Choice Journals”

Sweden Read and Publish (Springer Compact) agreement

Springer Compact journal list

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

Springer Nature Fully OA 

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Springer Nature Fully Open Access Journals. In this national pilot- and consortium agreement the research funders Vetenskapsrådet, Forte, Formas and Vinnova contribute with funds that cover half of the costs. Once your article has been accepted for publication, you will be asked to confirm your institutional affiliation on Springer's publishing platform. Based on the information you provide, Springer sends a request to the Library to check eligibility, and the team for Publishing and Scholarly Services will verify your affiliation before publication. 

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • Applies to Springer Nature's open access journals

Imprints included in the agreement:

  • BioMed Central (BMC) (313 journals)
  • Springer Open Journals (216 journals)
  • Nature Research (46 journals, incl. Nature Communications and Scientific Reports)
  • Palgrave Macmillan (1 journal) 

Taylor & Francis 

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in Taylor & Francis hybrid journals*. An agreement between the publisher and the Library covers the APC. When your article is accepted for publication, Taylor & Francis will identify you as affiliated to Umeå University. Your affiliation will be verified by the Publishing and Scholarly Services team at the Library before your article is published.

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • The agreement includes Original Papers and Review Papers
  • Only applies to Taylor & Francis’ hybrid journals “Open Select journals” 

Taylor & Francis Bibsam OA agreement

Open access funding for researchers from Sweden

* A hybrid journal is a subscription/licence based journal that also offer to make specific content available open access in exchange for a publication fee

Wiley

Umeå University researchers can publish open access at no cost to the author in hybrid journals and OA journals from Wiley. APCs have already been paid through an agreement between the Library and Wiley. The team for Publishing and Scholarly Services will verify your affiliation before publication. 

  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with Umeå University in the article
  • Use your university email ending with umu.se when asked to state an email address. Your email address is often used to confirm your affiliation to Umeå University
  • In order to be eligible for the agreement, the manuscript must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2020.

Open access agreement for Bibsam institutions

Make your article open access with OnlineOpen 

Publishing Your Article in a Fully Open Access Journal

Wiley journal lists, Hybrid and Gold OA (Please observe that the document includes two tabs:  Hybrid journals and Gold OA journals.)